By Gwen214 Latest Reply 2013-03-12 22:17:52 -0500
Started 2013-03-10 20:56:32 -0500

Does anyone use Humulin U-500? It's concentrated short acting insulin. I've been using it for a year now, and just curious if anyone else out there uses this. It's very expensive with insurance because it's rare.

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manapua72 2013-03-12 22:17:52 -0500 Report

Oh my that's a lot … I wish are health care system was better here … After your deductible is met one vial is $120.00 … I personally would have to go with out … As is I go through 3-4 vials a month … Why doesn't are government do something right for a change ?????

GabbyPA 2013-03-11 20:34:54 -0500 Report

I just started humulin, but I use humilin N, which is long lasting and is only $25 at Walmart. You don't even need a prescription to get it. I was shocked to find that out.

Gwen214 2013-03-11 20:38:43 -0500 Report

…$25 sounds good. One vile with insurance for the U-500 is $600, once I meet the deductible it decreases to $120.00. Still outrageous. But it's the only one that works for me.

manapua72 2013-03-11 01:33:04 -0500 Report

I've heard people say they use that since I've been using this site … Me myself just Novolog … Sorry I couldn't tell u anything , no experience with it …

Gwen214 2013-03-11 07:58:45 -0500 Report

No problem, when my doctor initially prescribed me with this type of insulin, I had no clue the industry even sells concentrated insulin. It works almost too well, I get adjusted due to constant lows. However, doc thought about putting me back on the less concentrated, but I tried even the long acting, and not quite as effective.